It’s hard to even think when you’re on the phone or trying to get something accomplished and kids are talking to you or screaming for your attention. Both parents and teachers have to deal with the problem of kids needing and wanting attention at times when it just can’t be given. But you can teach even toddlers to stop interrupting. And you can be respectful of kids’ needs and feelings at the same time.
Montessori teachers often use a simple technique to teach kids not to interrupt. It’s so simple, yet so effective.
Simple Way to Teach Kids to Stop Interrupting – YouTube Video
In this cute 28-second video, my now-adult daughter, Christina, and my 2¾-year-old granddaughter, Zoey (Christina’s niece), demonstrate how to have a child not interrupt.
Creative Commons Music Credit: “Contemplative Student” Royalty Free Music from MusicCatRF.com
How to Teach Kids to Stop Interrupting
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Here are the simple steps:
When the child needs the adult’s attention, the child places a hand on the adult’s shoulder or arm.
The adult respectfully acknowledges the child by gently touching the child’s hand.
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